Aging Scholarship

The goal of the Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship program is to provide financial support for students pursuing a certificate focused on gerontology. Since 2004, nearly $600,000 in Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarships have been awarded to students in a wide range of disciplines.

The 2017 scholarship is $2,000 (minimum).

Scholarship Criteria

Demonstrate a 3.0 or higher GPA for two consecutive academic years at the undergraduate level or one year at the graduate level.

Demonstrate a commitment to the field of gerontology.

Be admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Gerontology at UW-Milwaukee and either complete the certificate during the scholarship year or take at least six credits toward the certificate.

Scholarship Application

The scholarship deadline for the 2017/2018 academic year is March 3, 2017. Applications should be dropped off to NWQ Building B, Room 4564, or mailed to:

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Center for Aging & Translational Research
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Helen Bader Scholarship for Studies in Aging Application 2017 (Word)

Helen Bader Scholarship for Studies in Aging Application 2017 (PDF)

Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships are awarded each spring to part-time and full-time students who are admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology program. Past recipients have represented a wide range of disciplines, including Nursing, Health Sciences, Social Work, Architecture, and Non-Profit Management.

More Information

For information about other forms of financial aid options and eligibility visit the UWM’s Department of Financial Aid website or call (414) 229-4541. Students should also contact their school or college to learn more about other scholarship opportunities.


Rachelle Alioto, MSW, LCSW

Director of Education and Programming
Phone: 414-229-7316


Center for Aging & Translational Research
Phone: 414-229-7313


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